I keep hearing talent trees and then i hear feats.. are they going to have both or just one.. and do you think its a good idea to have just one or the other or both??.. just wanna know what people think
Feats will be there, but they want those feats to go towards personalising the character. I doubt they'll put in an exact replica of the Saga talent tree system, but something similar.
I've heard mention of 'branching choices', in that at certain times, you decide whether to take your PC down one development road or another. How that will pan out, I can only guess.
That kind of reminds of the old game, where IIRC at Name level (9th for you whippersnappers) you had a chance to choose between being a Landowner, a Paladin, or a Ranger.
To me it sounds like talent trees will define the type of fighter you are, and feats will allow you to individualize that fighter.
Is the thinking here that once you choose a talent tree you'll have to stick with that talent tree or will you be able to pick a little from one talent tree and a little from another talent tree as you level just like the MMO's?
In SWSE, you can pick from any talent tree for your class, but some talents have prerequisites that must be met. I'd hope that 4e would do the same, because that would mean way more opportunities for customization -- and it makes sense, because then they could just publish new supplemental talent trees instead of cranking out a hundred new "base classes".
I'm kind of playing catch up with this 4e stuff: have they said whether or not all talent trees will be class-specific, or will there be ones that members of any class can pick from.
Making ones that any class can pick from might be a way of improving the multi-class option though.